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Biden Targets Racial, Social Inequities With Vast Spending Push

  • White House proposes spending reminiscent of New Deal programs
  • Budget chief says plan addresses ‘pervasive’ equity issues
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President Joe Biden’s $6 trillion budget request proposes record spending to reduce historical disparities in underserved communities, following his campaign pledge to promote racial equity as an inseparable part of rebuilding the economy.

In the 1,740 pages of proposals he sent to Capitol Hill on Friday, Biden attempted to make good on campaign promises on climate, infrastructure, education and the social safety net.